By Zoe Fraley
A class of students is competing in NASA's University Student Launch Initiative, in which students from about 30 universities throughout the country design, build and launch reusable rockets.
The competition will take place over three days in April in Alabama, and NASA officials visited the students Thursday, March 10, to check the progress with their nearly 8-foot-tall rocket.
"They're doing a great job. I'm very impressed, especially with them being a first-year entry," said Chuck Pierce of NASA. "They're doing very well. I'd put them toward the top of the groups we've seen."